Sarajevo - B&H Airlines, the flag carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina disappeared in 2015 from the market. Others failed as well. Now, a new airline is to be launched in the country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a simple market for airlines. In July 2015, the government decided to liquidate the heavily indebted national airline B&H Airlines. The Bosnian Wand Airlines, founded by an Iraqi investor, did not receive a license, as announced in early 2015, and was forced to suspend operations after only three weeks of service operated by Hermes Airlines.
Despite these examples, a new airline is preparing to launch FlyBosnia is looking for experienced and inexperienced staff for the cabin crew in a job advertisement:
FlyBosnia is a new, young and dynamic airline based in Sarajevo,says in the ad. The requirements include fluency in English and Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian speaking and writing.
Another language is an advantage (preferably Arabic),can also be read there.
Investor from Saudi Arabia
Why Arabic? This is not mentioned in the job advertisement. However, the blog "Flying Bosnian" (which has nothing to do with the airline) says: "Flybosnia is registered in the city of Sarajevo as an airline owned by Nudžejma Skenderović and Sulaiman Abdullah Al Shiddi (Al Shiddi Group).
The group is, therefore, the largest Saudi Arabian investor in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Al-Shiddi group includes, among others, the Sarajevo City Center, a shopping mall and hotel complex.
From June to September 2017, investors from Saudi Arabia have already offered five weekly flights between the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh and Sarajevo in cooperation with the Egyptian Nesma Airlines. FlyBosnia should focus on bringing tourists to Sarajevo.
Sarajevo Airport is expanding
There should definitely be a potential at Sarajevo airport in the future. The airport wants to expand its terminal by 9000 square meters by the end of 2018.